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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Yesterday, 10:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,574
Posted By Palehorse
Ain't no big deal on the hunt cancellation. Me...

Ain't no big deal on the hunt cancellation. Me and two other guys that drew Richland Creek this week came up here to Matador WMA for the archery mule deer hunt and we all got picked for standby!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Palehorse
I'm actually on the archery mule deer hunt right...

I'm actually on the archery mule deer hunt right now. My hunt at Richland Creek WMA got cancelled due to flooding so I came up here to try for standby and got picked.
I've seen several mule deer so...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-17-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,574
Posted By Palehorse
It's official. The archery hunt has been...

It's official. The archery hunt has been cancelled.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,574
Posted By Palehorse
I just talked with a gentleman from the WMA. It...

I just talked with a gentleman from the WMA. It ain't lookin good. A good bit of the property is under water and is expected to rise. They will make an official call tomorrow about lunch but...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,574
Posted By Palehorse
It's next week, Monday through Friday. I'll give...

It's next week, Monday through Friday. I'll give it some time before I call. I'm sure they are knee deep in their own problems right now.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-16-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,574
Posted By Palehorse
https://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/164.html?hdf=1...

https://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/164.html?hdf=1

According to these warnings, it looks like most of the flooding is downstream. Man I hope this hunt doesn't get canceled. I've really been looking...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-15-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 12,111
Posted By Palehorse
Year before last, I saw two guys wading through...

Year before last, I saw two guys wading through the grass wearing shorts and Crocs the first day. They were headed to their truck. I never saw that truck again the rest of the hunt.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,642
Posted By Palehorse
I'll be hunting with you Freestone county folks...

I'll be hunting with you Freestone county folks the week after next. I was drawn for the archery hunt over at Richland Creek WMA. I am READY!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-08-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Palehorse
Using a mountain bike at Richland Creek

For you folks with experience hunting Richland Creek. Would using a mountain bike be feasible on the roads around there?

Headed there on the archery hunt in a couple of weeks. I've only hunted...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-08-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,019
Posted By Palehorse
Ouch! I'll bet you could clap your shoulder...

Ouch! I'll bet you could clap your shoulder blades together after touching off that trigger>
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,783
Posted By Palehorse
Heck yea!

Heck yea!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-05-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Palehorse
That's a beut for sure!;)b

That's a beut for sure!;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Palehorse
Texan16, that one that I'm assuming your son is...

Texan16, that one that I'm assuming your son is holding on your avatar is a beast too. Did your boy shoot that?
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Palehorse
That's good to hear. I've been drawn for the...

That's good to hear. I've been drawn for the archery hunt over at Richland Creek WMA. It's gonna be the 22nd through the 26th. That's also during the full moon period. I'm ready!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-04-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Palehorse
Freestone County Rut

For you folks that may have hunted in or around Freestone County this opening weekend, have ya'll seen any signs of pre-rut activity?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-03-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
Spot and stalk. He was bedded down and all I saw...

Spot and stalk. He was bedded down and all I saw were horns sticking up above the grass. It was windy as hell crosswind and I didn't want to risk a long shot. I snuck up on him using a Big Red Moo...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
It was a great experience. Unlike the other...

It was a great experience. Unlike the other Private Lands Pronghorn hunts which are guided, I was just given a big tract of land and they turned me loose. Never saw another person while I was...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 12,111
Posted By Palehorse
The meat is fine but they won't let you have any...

The meat is fine but they won't let you have any of the hide, including the cape, until it has been frozen in their freezer for awhile.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
Just got back from my Private Lands Pronghorn...

Just got back from my Private Lands Pronghorn hunt. West Dallam County Ranch. Awesome hunt!
http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b449/Palehorse1965/Mobile%20Uploads/KIMG0354_zps7aj1dcjj.jpeg...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-02-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By Palehorse
Tell her sorry about the miss. It happens to...

Tell her sorry about the miss. It happens to everyone, even though some won't admit it. I hope she still had fun. Did you cut off her shirt tail like the old tradition requires?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 10-01-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By Palehorse
So how did the kiddos do?

So how did the kiddos do?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,272
Posted By Palehorse
I did a euro skull mount and had the skin made...

I did a euro skull mount and had the skin made into a gun case.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-26-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By Palehorse
Most of the area is probably going to be several...

Most of the area is probably going to be several inches deep in water because of all the rain. It won't affect the hunting that much, but be sure to wear rubber boots. Also, don't be afraid to sit in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-19-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Palehorse
When Hogs Attack!

An interesting article on feral hogs attacking people.

https://fishgame.com/2016/10/profile-of-a-killer-hog-by-chester-moore/
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,150
Posted By Palehorse
I still own an 06 Tacoma TRD Off-road and I still...

I still own an 06 Tacoma TRD Off-road and I still love it. I now have over 300,000 miles and have never laid a wrench on the motor or transmission other than normal wear items and maintenance. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 11,871
Posted By Palehorse
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/show...

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=705844
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-12-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,492
Posted By Palehorse
I skinned mine there on a picnic table. There are...

I skinned mine there on a picnic table. There are a couple of YouTube videos on how to skin a gator with compressed air. It works! Saves a whole lot of back breaking labor.

After it's skinned, the...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-12-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,492
Posted By Palehorse
I've heard that exaggeration before too. It's not...

I've heard that exaggeration before too. It's not true. The mosquitoes rarely grow bigger than the size of a man's fist.:D
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-12-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,492
Posted By Palehorse
Yep. If it's hot outside, it doesn't even take a...

Yep. If it's hot outside, it doesn't even take a full day. If you have some that has turned to mush, use that for your chum. Also, wear rubber gloves when you handle the bait and try not to get it on...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-12-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,767
Posted By Palehorse
Nice! Congratulations!

Nice! Congratulations!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-12-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,302
Posted By Palehorse
I normally shoot Hornady Custom Lite in 139...

I normally shoot Hornady Custom Lite in 139 grain. They have the same ballistics as a 7mm-08. They have about half the recoil and won't burn out your barrel as soon. A lot less meat damage too! Every...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-05-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
There have been a couple for sure. Maybe I worded...

There have been a couple for sure. Maybe I worded that incorrectly. I should have said, it's much less likely to stick the deer of a lifetime at Granger. The problem is, just too many durned hunters.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-05-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
The deer quality has gone way up in both WMA's....

The deer quality has gone way up in both WMA's. It will be an opportunity for me to stick a buck of a lifetime this year. That ain't happening at Granger. I like it the way it is.
Forum: Recipes 09-02-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,422
Posted By Palehorse
When my Yankee in-laws are in town, they like me...

When my Yankee in-laws are in town, they like me to make them rattlesnake chili. I parboil the meat, pick the meat from the bones, chop it fine, and use it in my regular chili recipe. It's pretty...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-26-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 12,111
Posted By Palehorse
Congrats. I was drawn for that hunt on the first...

Congrats. I was drawn for that hunt on the first draw but had to let it go back. Not enough vacation time. I hope you drew my spot!

Good luck!
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-25-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,576
Posted By Palehorse
It doesn't matter how many hunts you put in for....

It doesn't matter how many hunts you put in for. If you don't get drawn, you get ONE point per category and you can only apply it in following years to that same category.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-24-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,758
Posted By Palehorse
https://youtu.be/Vc9GW3zeIro

https://youtu.be/Vc9GW3zeIro
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-23-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
The only "fixes" I would suggest is to allow a...

The only "fixes" I would suggest is to allow a points only option on all of the categories. This year, I have been very fortunate to draw 3 hunts so far. That is more time than I have vacation for....
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-23-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,574
Posted By Palehorse
Richland Creek WMA

Well, I have finally been lucky enough to draw the archery hunt at RC. I am pumped. There is quite a bit of info on this WMA here but all of it seems to be from before the big flood and the closing...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-19-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
Yes, I spend at least a couple of hundred dollars...

Yes, I spend at least a couple of hundred dollars a year on applications and I have been drawn for at least one hunt per year since the new system started. I also applied for many years in the old...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-17-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
Well folks, those who were hoping to draw LANWR, ...

Well folks, those who were hoping to draw LANWR, you will get at least one more chance. I was drawn but I won't be able to go. Hopefully one of y'all will get it on the second draw.

I've already...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-16-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
In addition to a pronghorn hunt I drew earlier, I...

In addition to a pronghorn hunt I drew earlier, I just drew archery deer at Richland Creek!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-16-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,758
Posted By Palehorse
Most of the time, I just walk around. If they are...

Most of the time, I just walk around. If they are in a bad place and need to be killed, like where kids are around, whatever stick like thing that's handy.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-08-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
Sorry. No such luck. If you get drawn for a...

Sorry. No such luck. If you get drawn for a Private Lands hunt, there is no additional cost. I've already accepted the hunt.:D
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-08-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
I had 10 points on the Private Lands Pronghorn...

I had 10 points on the Private Lands Pronghorn and I'm pretty sure that is how many years that they have offered that hunt. I have 18 for Rita Blanca, have yet to be drawn.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-05-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,353
Posted By Palehorse
I have a JM Marlin pre-safety 1894 in .357 and...

I have a JM Marlin pre-safety 1894 in .357 and love it. Looked at the Henrys and almost bought one before I found this Marlin. One definant advantage to the Henry is the ability to unload the rifle...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 08-02-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 39,343
Posted By Palehorse
I got picked for Private Lands Pronghorn at West...

I got picked for Private Lands Pronghorn at West Dallam County Ranch!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,644
Posted By Palehorse
Ask our Special Forces what they prefer. ...

Ask our Special Forces what they prefer.

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b449/Palehorse1965/special%20forces%20taco_zpsk7oxztbm.jpg...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,644
Posted By Palehorse
The largest part of "total cost of ownership" by...

The largest part of "total cost of ownership" by far is depreciation. Tacos hold their resale value much better than the Canyon. That will pay off when the truck is later sold or from the insurance...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-28-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By Palehorse
There are plenty of squirrels at the Sam but no...

There are plenty of squirrels at the Sam but no way I'm sharing exactly where. There are few trophys too!
...
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